Feb. 24-26
Work and Learn at Home with the
"From First Page to Perfect Pitch, How to Build a Bestseller" Retreat

Online Workshops with #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Jacquelyn Mitchard and Author Talks by Bestselling Authors Karen Dionne and Ann Wertz Garvin, Open Mic/WIP Readings with Instructor Feedback and Group Discussions, and Author Review Add-ons

Spend a weekend connecting with and learning the writing secrets of bestselling authors.  Attend “Plot Your Path” and “Write a Fabulous First Page and Perfect Pitch” Workshops and Q/A’s with Jacquelyn Mitchard, learn the “Secret to Adding Suspense” with Karen Dionne, and “How to Write the Perfect Pitch” with Ann Garvin.

Whether you think of this as a Writer’s (focus on you and your craft) or a Writers’ retreat (focus on your craft and connect with other writers), this virtual event is a truly unique opportunity.  To pack even more into this retreat, choose an Add-on, and don’t forget to click below to read about our cool Monday morning bonus!

Full schedule here.


First Page and Synopsis Review ($150) and/or In-depth Developmental Review* and corresponding Personal Advising Session (+$350) with Ms. Mitchard

*Limited Availability

Writer's Retreat
Snug Hollow Farm, KY
March 9-12

Join us at the fabulous Snug Hollow Farm for 1-on1 Personal Zoom Sessions with #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Jacquelyn Mitchard, a Revision workshop with Author Gayle Hanratty, Open Mic Readings with Writing Coach and Creative Writing Instructor Mollie McClure, and more!

This is a wonderful, potentially life-changing opportunity for published and unpublished writers to enjoy:

 Writing workshops, big blocks of time to write, a personal advising session with the fabulous NY Time #1 Bestselling Author Jacquelyn Mitchard, Open Mic Reading/Discussion Sessions with Writing Coach/Creative Writing Instructor Mollie McClure,  organic, gourmet meals and outstanding hospitality during this stay at one of Kentucky’s loveliest B&B’s.


*1 Hour JIN SHIN JYUTSU Sessions w/Practitioner Jennifer Bradley:  $95

*Limited Availability

September at Snug Hollow
Writer's Retreat
Sept 22-25

In-person Women's Writing Retreat
featuring "Breakfast with a Kentucky Author/Publisher" Talks and Q/A Sessions, Big, Wide-Open Blocks of Time to Write, Open Mic Readings with Writing Coach and Creative Writing Instructor Mollie McClure, and more!

Published and unpublished writers who dream of the “perfect time and place to write” will love this in-person retreat at the fabulous Snug Hollow Farm, a 300-acre paradise nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains!  

Enjoy “Breakfast with a Kentucky Author” Talks and Q/A Sessions on Saturday and Sunday, plus a special “Breakfast with a Kentucky Publisher” Talk and Q/A.

Spend your days writing on your own, then, join Evening Open Mic and Discussion Sessions (optional) at The Farmhouse.  Read from your work in progress, enjoy feedback from Writing Coach/Creative Writing Instructor Mollie McClure, and workshop with other writers.


Kentucky Authors
 Gayle Hanratty
Sherry Robinson 
Georgia Green Stamper
 Shadeland House Modern Press Publisher Virginia Underwood

"When writers gather, magic happens."
-- Writer/Retreat Organizer Mollie McClure  

Women Writers Circle writing retreats offer a unique opportunity to focus on yourself as a writer.  Whether you’re published or unpublished, have a novel-in-progress or bits and pieces of a short story knocking around in your head, these retreats offer the chance to craft your next (or first!) masterpiece while gathering gather insights and inspiration from other writers. 

Our 2023 workshops will include authors and speakers with the knowledge and experience to help you write and sell a great book, including:  bestselling authors  Jacquelyn Mitchard, Karen Dionne, and Ann Wertz Garvin, as well as Folio Literary Management founding partner and agent Jeff Kleinman.

In addition to large blocks of time to write, in person retreats offer one-on-one individual advising sessions with experienced authors and evening gatherings with after-dinner readings and discussions of works-in-progress, led by Writer and former Creative Writing instructor Mollie McClure.

Our online retreats offer writers the opportunity to connect with and learn from bestselling authors and their agents during the day and share/read from their own works-in-progress during evening sessions.

To register for an online or in-person retreat, contact Mollie McClure at 859-537-0295 or [email protected].


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